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“Muppets Most Branded: Failure and Success in the Reboot Season”

“Muppets Most Branded: Failure and Success in the Reboot Season”


I reviewed the first half of The Muppets, ABC’s misguided attempt at bringing the Muppet crew to modern audiences, last year. If you kept up with my recapping, you may remember that my thoughts on the show went all over the place; sometime I liked it, sometimes I didn’t, sometimes I nothing’d it, depending on the … Continue reading

Review: The Muppets, 1.04, “Pig Out”

Review: The Muppets, 1.04, “Pig Out”


“The bright side of last week’s terrible episode The Muppets is that this week’s looks downright terrific by comparison. That’s not to say “Pig Out,” our fourth venture into ABC Muppetsterritory, is bad television, or even good television: It’s adequate, which is a godsend after “Bear Left Then Write” failed to tell a story, or … Continue reading

Review: The Muppets, 2011, dir. James Bobin

Review: The Muppets, 2011, dir. James Bobin


When Jason Segel capitalized on the critical and financial success of his breakout hit Forgetting Sarah Marshall three years ago by securing the green-light to write his own Muppets film, my world stopped turning for a day. Muppets? In the 2010s? And envisioned by a man who not only represents a perfect human foil to everyone’s … Continue reading